As most have heard, Indianapolis Power & Light has petitioned the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission for an increase in the fees it charges for the production and delivery of electricity.
Last week I sent a letter to the commission in my official capacity as mayor asking that consideration be given to reducing the requested rate hike.
My concern is for all citizens of Beech Grove, especially those who rely on Social Security payments as their only source of income and those who cannot work due to a disability and are on a fixed income.
Struggles to make ends meet can be detrimental to the well-being of us all. I ask the commission to take in consideration those who are most vulnerable, the ones who may have to make choices as to what gets paid each month.
Dennis B. Buckley
Mayor of Beech Grove